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Texans-Cardinals Capsule

By The Associated Press.
    2013-11-07 14:40

HOUSTON (2-6) at ARIZONA (4-4)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 1.

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 1-7, Arizona 5-3

SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Texans 28-21, Oct. 11, 2009

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Colts 27-24; Cardinals had bye

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 28, Cardinals No. 16

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (9), PASS (11).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (18), PASS (1).

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (24), PASS (18).

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (4), PASS (24).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans and Cardinals have met only twice, fewest number of games for Arizona against any team. ... Houston RB Arian Foster has left each of the last two games in first quarter with hamstring and back injuries. ... QB Case Keenum has 4 TD passes and no interceptions in his two starts, predecessor Matt Schaub had 8 TDs and 9 interceptions. ... Houston's six-game losing streak ties a franchise record. The Texans lost six in a row twice when they went 2-14 in 2005. ... Although Houston leads the league in overall defense, the Texans are well down the list in points allowed at 221. ... The Cardinals have 23 sacks to Houston's 20 and have played one fewer game than the Texans. ... At this stage a year ago, Arizona also was 4-4 but had lost four straight en route to what became a 5-11 season. ... Arizona defensive coordinator was secondary coach in Dallas when current Texans defensive coordinator and interim head coach Wade Phillips was the Cowboys' head coach in 2007. ... Houston's Andre Johnson and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald are third and fifth, respectively, in yards receiving among active players. ... Arizona rookie RB Andre Ellington leads the NFL at 7.7 yards per carry for players with a minimum of 40 attempts. ... Arizona is the only team in the NFL with at least seven players who have two or more takeaways.

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